Freeman

April 1996

Volume 46, 1996

FEATURES

Insurance: True and False

Government Insurance Loots Taxpayers

APRIL 01, 1996 by LLEWELLYN H. ROCKWELL JR

Globalism and Sovereignty: A Short History of the Bricker Amendment

Supranational Commissions Seek Veto Power Over American Policy

APRIL 01, 1996 by THOMAS E. WOODS JR.

Born Again: The Resurgence of American Prohibition

Prohibitionism Is Fatally Flawed as Public Policy

APRIL 01, 1996 by MARK EDWARD LENDER

Creative Destruction--Again

Innovation Necessitates Job Displacement

APRIL 01, 1996 by DAVID LABAND

Jack the Radical

How Gruesome Murders Activated the Strangest Left-Wing Campaign of All Time

APRIL 01, 1996 by ALASTAIR SEGERDAL

The U.S. Presidents and the Money Issue

The Dollar's Decline Has Affected All Americans

APRIL 01, 1996 by GREG KAZA

Mary Wollstonecraft--Equal Rights for Women

Wollstonecraft Established the Individualist Roots of Equal Rights

APRIL 01, 1996 by JIM POWELL

Who Deserved the Nobel Prize?

The Nobel Prize Has Passed Over Many Noteworthy Individuals

APRIL 01, 1996 by MARK SKOUSEN

That Taxing Time of Year Again

Social Security Is Flawed in Its Conception

APRIL 01, 1996 by DOUG BANDOW

Pride and the Nanny State

We Achieve Meaningful Satisfaction Through Self-Reliance

APRIL 01, 1996 by N. STEPHAN KINSELLA
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